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HD Nation covers the week in High-Definition news, reviews, tips and tricks. Hosts Patrick Norton and Robert Heron will quench the thirst for stunning visuals and the ultimate surround sound by providing everything from reviews of the latest in home theater equipment, the best new Blu-Ray titles and the most amazing free sources of HD content. If you're trying to get the absolute best out of your viewing experience, or trying to put together a home theater on a budget, there is no better alternative than HD Nation.

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We review Sharp's 52" 52LE820UN and find out if that fourth yellow pixel delivers better HDTV quality, and deliver you the new releases for November 30th, 2010.
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We tell you whether you can plug VGA into an HDMI HDTV and whether computer monitors are better for desktop computing than HDTVs.
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What is that black and white line at the top of SD channels? Will pixel orbiting work with overscan? And the new Blu-ray releases for March 1, 2011.
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Great features, good video processing and a motion sensing control that actually work. There's just one problem with LG's LM6200, the colors on the screen are a bit... off.
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Robert found the Best HD Projectors at CES: JVC. Samsung, LG and Vizio had great new HDTVS. And Robert uncovers possibly the best passive 3D HDTV you haven't heard about!
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MHL is explained. Anybody using snow as a projection screen? We want pictures!!! Mobile High-Definition Link turns your smart phone into an HD source for any HDTV!
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Which is more important: screen size or screen resolution? Rethinking color wheels, and the new Blu-ray releases for February 8th, 2011
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Westinghouse made an appearance at CES with some of the best HDTV deals we've seen so far. From a $499 46" model, to a $2299 70" model, they've got something for everyone.
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Need more HDMI ports on your HDTV? You need an HDMI switch... Robert tests the Kinivo 301BN HDMI switch, generic HDMI switches and the DVDO EDGE Green, which add video processing for both digital and analog inputs! New 2012 HDTVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, and more are hitting the store shelves.
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We're at CES 2012 this week!
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We get hands on with Digital Projection's M-Vision Cine 230 projector, look through Samsung's list of pricing and availability for their 2011 gadgets, and feature our favorite Blu-ray releases for March 22, 2011!
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Sleek design. Voice Navigation and Gesture Control that works. A sleek new remote, built in camera, dual core CPU and gorgeous color. Outstanding digital image processing. But is this Samsung's best HDTV for videophiles?
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Robert takes a look at Sony's new lineup of HDTVs, the HX750 and HX850. The Crystal LED prototype looked pretty amazing too, and Robert can't wait to get a closer look at it!
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We've got the best HDTVs of 2013, plasma, LCD and 4K, along with our favorite 2013 Blu-rays to show off your HDTV.
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ESPN kills 3D Broadcasts, Cable TV says NO to streaming content, how to encode video for Roku with HandBrake and more!
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HDTV Factory Calibration, HDTVs vs. HDMI Swtiches, Top 5 Films in VUDU HDX, Blu-Ray releases for November 17th, 2009, AMD Maui Review: How Does A Home Theater With a Built In 5.1 Amp Sound? Separating channels in SD and HD on your DVR!
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Need a wall mount for your HDTV? Find out which one is right for you and where to get it for a good price. Plus, take a look at the Sanus VLF320 Full-Motion wall mount and see whether broadcast and display expert Dr. Ray Soniera thinks the iPhone 5 or the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the better display.
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Can I use an SD calibration disc with my HDTV? What's the best way to get TV over the air? Plus our favorite Blu-ray releases for July 19th, 2011!
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What is the best PS3 audio output? How do you get around HDCP restrictions? Is an infinite contrast ratio real? And the new Blu-ray releases for November 23rd, 2010!
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A 3D 50 Inch Plasma that's too cheap to ignore. Improving your network speeds for faster Neflix. New Blu-ray releases for the week of June 28th, 2011!
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Edge Lit LED LCD Review: Panasonic vs Samsung, Ceton InfiniTV 4 Update, Will 21:9 Ultra-Widescreen HDTVs Zoom?
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More than 120,000 movies and TV shows... is Amazon's Instant Video Better than Netflix on the PS3? Is Sharp going Retina with IGZO LCDs that use Ultraviolet Vertical Alignment Technology? Samsung OLED Is Coming.
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New HD Gear from the CEDIA show: Bargain 65" Flatpanels, Everybody's Getting Uncompressed Wireless 1080p, Pioneer eTap. Zune HD: 720p Video, with a catch. HDTV Mount: Success! Digital Audio Coaxial Cable: Myth vs. Fact Digital Audio Cable Options, Uncompressed 1080p Wireless HDTV The Blu-ray Releases for September 22, 2009!
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Need a new Over The Air antenna? We've got help! Wondering what size HDTV screen will work best in your living room? The home theater gurus at THX have done the math... and the optimum viewing distance for even the biggest HD screens might surprise you, even if you only want to sit 7 feet from the screen!
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Blu-ray movies that show off your home theater! The best HDTV of 2012: Get the same screen for $1500 less! What's the best HDTV for gaming? Black Friday or holiday shopping, we've got HDTV Picks for you: Plasma, LCD, Projectors, best places to buy and best accessories to pick up! And much more.
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Is Ceton's TV Tuner shipping? Should I upgrade my upscaling DVD Player? Top 5 Alaskan movies. Are soundbars a good option for my system? And the Blu-ray releases for October 19th, 2010.
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Can I trust a refurbished gadget? Stream all Star Trek Series. Peter Jackson's shooting The Hobbit at 48fps, and our favorite Blu-rays for April 19th, 2011!
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HBO Go coming to Xbox 360! Arris isn't pulling the plug on the awesome Moxi DVR. Hugo looks gorgeous on Blu-ray. And much more!
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DVD sales are down and Google TV 2.0 is coming! What type of floor is best for a home theater: wood or carpet? All you need to know about dimmable backlight zones, and finding the most accurate hardware specs! Our favorite new Blu-ray releases for May 10th, 2011!
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On this episode we talk the Xbox One, DLP HDTVs, and cheap wall mounts!
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Can Samsung's E8000 beat Panasonic's VT-50? Can you get almost all of the picture quality of an E8000 for hundreds less and is Monoprice's RedMere the ultimate HDMI cable?
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This episode we're bringing you bargain HDTVs, advice on choosing between a PS3 and an Xbox, the new lineup of Denon AV receivers, and our favorite Blu-ray releases for June 28th, 2011!
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Logitech's losing money, are its awesome Harmony Universal Remotes on the chopping block? Josh is converting a college from VGA to HDMI... can we recommend a good HDMI cable tester? Denise wants to mount an HDTV near a microwave oven... will it be safe?
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Steve wants a professionally built Home Theater PC, who would we pick to build one for us? @domcorriveau needs a home theater in a box, preferably for under $400. We've got one for under $300. Robert reviews Samsung's best plasma HDTV yet, the 51" PN-D8000, and our picks from the new Blu-ray releases!
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The best 65" HDTV money can buy. Why can't they shoot a movie completely in IMAX? Our picks for the top 10 Blu-ray discs of 2009! Which is the better choice for HD viewing: glossy or matte screens? And the Blu-ray releases for December 28th, 2009!
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@Chimaera96 had a question about Monoprices' Redmere Active HDMI Cables and tweeted, "Directional is good? As in, full bandwidth available? Is that a 1.4 thing, needed for 3D or 4K?" We explain what Active HDMI cables do well... and what they break.
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Projector bulbs are expensive, but we explain why they're a necessary evil. Wondering how to best stream Blu-ray discs? Plus, our featured new Blu-ray releases for March 15, 2011!
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iPad gets Amazon Prime Instant Video... let's AirPlay it to the AppleTV! Robert's turned his huge pile of remote controls into a single easy to use Logitech Harmony. Yes, he's controlling his PS3 with an IR Remote! Can we find an HDTV that has a CableCARD Slot built in?
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Will your projector work on a sunny day? Paint your wall into a projector screen! And the new releases for February 22nd, 2011
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Better menus? How about a royalty-free interactive platform that's based on Java. Bryan's moving to Brazil and wants to know if his HDTV will work there. We talk power, OTA tuners and why HDMI is universal and Blu-ray isn't! Building a new HTPC: skip the sound card and get a surround sound receiver!
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Did you get a new HDTV or a pile of home theater gear like speaker or an AV Receiver? Robert's Top Tips for new HD gadgets, from unpacking, to protecting, and, of course, getting the best performance out of it!!!
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Why does Panasonic's 152" plasma cost a MILLION DOLLARS? Blu-ray copy protection is getting out of hand. And making Kaleidescape's life difficult. Plus, Chinatown on Blu-ray!
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Is the ROKU 3 the best $99 set top box out there? We demo Rokus latest box, which features a vastly improved interface, speedy new CPU, and an awesome remote control! Wesson writes in, "Please provide an analysis of current state of 2D to 3D upscaling devices." You got it!
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Netflix, Amazon Prime, Vudu, iTunes... we love streaming movies and TV shows online! How long will Blu-ray last as a format... should you skip it and wait for 4K? Ceton's Companion is the perfect $5 remote for your CableCARD equipped PC!
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Robert reveals his Silent Home Theater PC Parts, iPad: Is this the ultimate remote control? Recording Over The Air HDTV, Will your next HDTV be 21:9? The Blu-ray Releases for February 2, 2010.
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Panasonic has a number of new HDTVs coming out, plus some extras. Robert takes a look at their new high-end LCD WT50 Series, and the updated plasmas in the VT50 Series. And if you're looking for new ways to control your new HDTV, Panasonic is releasing a 2.0 upgrade to their Viera Remote App, and their 2012 HDTVs will ship with a Viera Touchpad Controller.
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On this episode of HDNation, we've got the word on new Harmony remotes and a $1500 4K HDTV!
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Vizio had a lot to show off in their booth, and it wasn't just your typical HDTV line. The TVs will come with the new and improved Internet Apps, and the tablets will include Vizio's Media Center, which makes it easy to toss content between different devices. Plus, Robert's drooling over their 21:9 Cinemawide!
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Today on HD Nation, we talk resetting your HDTV, mobile pairing, Netflix Super HD and accessing secret HDTV menus!
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HD Plasmas the size of your bed! Your home theatre PC controller suggestions! Can you get HD Netflix streaming on your PC? And the Blu-ray releases for February 17th, 2010.
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Welcome to HD Nation! Your guide to the best in HD content... and the best in home theatre gear, no matter what your budget is! Robert Heron and Patrick Norton review gear, give you the scoop on the latest Home Theater trends, DIY tutorials and answer your questions about HD, HDTVs, projectors, HTPCs and more!
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Cable versus Satellite: find out which is the best choice. Plus, you're not getting SpongeBob on Netflix, how LG's BH9430PW home theater in a box stacks up to individual components and more!
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Welcome to HD Nation... Tech Feed edition! Your guide to the best in HD content... and the best in home theatre gear, no matter what your budget is! Robert Heron and Patrick Norton review gear, give you the scoop on the latest Home Theater trends, DIY tutorials and answer your questions about HD, HDTVs, projectors, HTPCs and more!
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The Full Story why Blu-ray Doesn't Resume (And Sometimes Does!) Versus is back on DirecTV. Want the best surround sound? We've got some suggestions for you. HDTVs for Under $850, and the Blu-ray releases for April 27th, 2010.
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Are expensive cables just a bunch of...crap? Plus 2 new Blu-ray players get reviewed, the Xbox One is finally revealed and much more.
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Last minute shopping for that special Home Theater person in your life? How about an online streaming video subscription... we'll talk Netflix and Amazon. Set up an iPad to work with Cable or Satellite TV. (Don't forget HBO to Go!) New HDTV? Get a Wall-mount! Does your Cable Co. Have A Free App? Yule Log On Blu-ray!
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Plasma HDTV Break-in. DIY HTPC Picks. Which studios give you a DVD copy with your Blu-ray purchase? Warner's Deal with Netflix: Why you're waiting a month for new titles. Convert your old monitor into a TV without a PC. The Blu-ray releases for January 26th, 2010.
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"Where can you get great deals on HDTVs?" We've got an answer for @omar7222 in the video!
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We explain infinite HDMI, show you how to get the best surround sound from your speakers, and bring you our favorite Blu-ray releases of June 14th, 2011!
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We review JVC's 3D-Enabled DLA-X3 Procision Projector, run down what's on our TVs at home, bring you tips on mounting a projector from the ceiling, and list our favorite Blu-ray releases for April 12th, 2011!
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Setting up surround sound speakers? Put your rear channels in the right place! CES is right around and Home Theater is always a huge part. Robert's got previews of affordable 4K HDTVs and 1080p 3D projectors, transparent monitors, new Google TVs, laser projectors, premium audio gear and more!
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Get digital audio from your HDTV to your receiver! Why isn't there more 1080p video on the Xbox 360? Audio return channel explained. Amazon Instant Video on the Xbox 360 has arrived, Robert has a few requests!
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Vizo's M551d-A2R Razor LED Smart TV: is a $1000 55" HDTV any good? $8 Blu-ray bargain bins are nice, but what about 50 awesome Blu-ray movies for under $4 each! Roku 3 vs. Apple TV: the two best set top boxes. Why did Samsung buy Boxee? Should my TiVo output the native resolution or upscale? How can I experience 4K UHDTV?
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Stream media to your PS3 or XBox 360 without worrying about transcoding! Is "3D Ready" good enough? Why do Russian cows get HDTVs? We review Dell's Inspiron Zino HD! And the Blu-ray releases for March 23rd, 2010.
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RIP Eugene Polley, inventor of the first wireless remote. If I encrypt my hard drive, will my movies still look good? Value Electronics crowns Panasonic VT50 "Best Picture Quality of 2012," our VT50 review is coming next week!
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It's OK, you can buy the less expensive 60Hz HDTV! CableCARD Without Opening Your Computer: Robert's got Ceton's new InfiniTV 4 USB CableCARD Tuner in house and a review of the new Scarface Blu-ray.
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How to setup your Blu-ray player, HDTVS for gaming, how much calibration should cost and much more!
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What are the possibilities of taking 4 60" HDTVs of your choice, and mounting them in a grid pattern and running HD video to them as one large screen? Good question, Mike! Tony is looking for a new HDTV... should he roll with a 48" LCD, or get a projector? We talk screens, bulb life and why Tony shouldn't rely on the speakers built into any HDTV, LCD or Plasma! HDTV without surround sound... you're missing the picture!
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How to decide between LCD, LED and a plasma HDTV. Our Top 5 list of remakes that don't suck! Do you need DLNA support on your HDTV? PS3 audio outputs explained. And the Blu-ray releases for April 6th, 2010.
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What did Ceton show off at CES? How about a new Windows Media Center Extender and a 6 Tuner Multi-Room DVR??? MHL was all over the place at CES: It's what the new Roku stick uses, and a few TVs have it built in as well. But what exactly IS Mobile High-Definition Link? Robert explains! Thinking about Optoma's HD33? Robert's got an update on the glasses and the price!
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In this episode, the Ceton Echo Windows Media Center Extender gets unboxed. Plus, what do the Marantz SR7007, $3000 projectors and various and sundry screen fantasies have in common? The answer is they're all on Robert's top 5 most-lusted-after-home-theater-tech! So if you're looking for a perfect home theater gift, look no further than Robert's home theater wishlist!
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Where to get awesome HD content online when the stores are closed.
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Sharp brings Pioneer ELITE HDTV back as an LCD. Plus, we take a look at prescription 3D HDTV Glasses.
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Remote Potato on your iPhone can control your HTPC from ANYWHERE and streams your recorded content, too! Is the sweet spot a bit small for your home theater? Let's fix that center channel! Plus the new releases for January 25th, 2011!
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Extreme outdoor projection, the best LED of 2013, Netflix gets more friendly for kids, Q&A with Robert and Patrick and more.
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